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Greenland Whale - bone structures Pl. V
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Williams, Edwin M.; West, W.
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1860
Materials: ink; paper; color wash
Measurements: 10 in x 14 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Hand-colored lithograph depicting the bone structures of a Greenland Whale: the head (baleen removed) and three details of the bones, all labeled with letters and figure numbers. Probably from the science journal, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.